Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Passover

Happy Passover, everyone! This year, I finally braved a Jewish holiday celebration and with (much) help from my mother-in-law, I managed to get a decent meal together. Although I have to say for a fairly intelligent woman, I am amazingly bad at cooking meats that are more demanding than ground beef. At this point, I find myself with the difficult choice between giving up entirely (vegetarianism would sound like a good option, except I bet those veggie dishes are just as hard to get right...) and continually subjecting my family and friends to over/under/wrongly-cooked meat.
I am thinking I'll go with option two for a while; I am not ready to give up my dream of being a good chef yet. At least I managed a fairly tasty dessert, so I guess if all else fails, we can just live off sweets. Heh.
In any case, we had a wonderful evening with friends and family. Thanks, Tim and Jacqueline for braving an evening of strange traditions that include dry matzo and bitter herbs. :) We were able to reflect some on the meaning of passover and the importance of our heritage. It is a little amusing to me that it wasn't until I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and actually accepted Christ as the Son of God, that I became proud of my heritage and accepted that as part of who I am. But that is a philosophical (read: long) discussion for another time.
For now, I just wanted to wish you all a happy passover, whether you celebrate it or not. It is nice to have a time to reflect on our blessings and how the blood of the Lamb saves us as it saved the Jews in Egypt, not just in the grand, eventual, eternal life way, but also in the everyday trials, from our fears and our weaknesses. If we are willing to put in on our figurative door posts, of course.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Cousins

Just playing with editing a bit. Aren't these kids just edible? Heh.


I love watching these kiddos play together. I used to be very close with my cousins and it makes me happy that S and L can be good friends with their cousin too.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Weekend Musings

This weekend was the semiannual conference weekend for our church. There are five sessions, each lasting two hours and they are available to watch online so we could enjoy them in the comforts of our home. Yay - I love the internet! How I ever got by without it, is a mystery to me. Anyway - conference was great. I was able to listen to a couple of sessions and enjoyed them very much. What stood out to me the most was the importance of families. Of becoming a good family, in the sense of a caring, loving, kind family. I felt keenly aware of my shortcomings and yet hopeful for the future.
After conference we braved the cold and went outside with the munchkins. I went for a run while Evan was at the playground with them. And then I managed to get a migraine. Blech. Those are so wicked - I truly detest having them . I feel that with a stomach ache, at least you are able to function - if nothing else you can read a book or watch a movie. With a migraine, I am taken completely out of commission. But hey, having them I appreciate feeling good so much more...And I get to experience the warped sense of humor of pharmaceutical companies - I got a new drug for my migraines and wanted to try it out today. Now, when I get migraines, I get them with what is known as an "aura"; i.e. blurred vision with light spots. My aura gets so bad, that I actually can't see well enough to drive, locate things or read. Which is where the humor part comes in, because as I went to get the new pill out of it's encasing, I couldn't rip the foil. So squinting my eyes, I am trying to figure out how to get the darn thing out and manage to focus in on the writing. Which says "for instructions on opening this package see other side." In small black font. Throw me a bone, people! First of all, I understand child proofing medicine, but a three step guide to opening pills is a bit over kill. And second, if the font is going to be small and pretty much unreadable for someone who needs this drug to fell better, at least write it on both sides of the package! Right? (In case you are wondering, I finally got into my drugs and feel much better. At least they work...)

All right, enough ranting. I will get back to relaxing while watching one of my favorite movies, Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King. Hopefully tomorrow I will get to upload some pics of the monkeys.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Holding my Breath...

A political party back in Denmark is proposing a new law, which would make it possible for Danish citizens to have dual citizenship. Currently, that is not possible and if you do take on a different one, you must forfeit your Danish citizenship - thus I will shamelessly ask for people's positive thoughts and prayers that this law will be passed. Meanwhile, I will hold my breath and hope for change!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Front Page News....The Revised Version

Okay, so it seemed like a great idea in theory to celebrate April Fool's Day. I have never quite managed to pull off a really great prank and I thought I had a funny idea this year...However, I now feel all kinds of guilty about actually fooling people. Sigh.
My overactive conscience apparently never got the memo about the legality of fooling people on April Fool's Day - which is today. Which is why Ambrosia is right in not believing our announcement. :) On second thought it probably wasn't even as funny as it seemed in my head. Maybe I should have gone with the "we're being transferred to Alaska" one. See, this is why I don't do April Fool's - I tend to over-think everything.
In any case, we're not actually pregnant and I apologize to all my dear friends who believed it and cared enough to congratulate me. I'm not sure how I can make it up to you, except I guess you can now feel free to tell people that you did think I was getting bigger...:)

Happy April Fool's everyone!